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Super lightweight bicycle rear rack 140g

Published: 22 October 2012
Last updated: 04 January 2023

Featherweight bicycle rear carrier

To reduce weight, I have built a featherweight bicycle rear carrier. The weight, without the 4 frame mounting bolts, is just 140g. The usable area is 370mm x 130mm. Although, not designed for heavy luggage, the luggage carrier withstands a static load of at least 70 kg (myself). To achieve the low weight, expensive handmade aerospace materials were used.

Super lightweight bicycle luggage rack 140gSuper lightweight bicycle luggage rack 140g

To give an impression of the weight, the luggage carrier is as heavy as this ebike computer:

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Lightweight titanium bicycle luggage rack Tubes Airy

My bicycle was equipped with the Tubes Airy rear rack, but I couldn't use it because of the small size, which is 215mm x 66mm. With a weight of 350g, the Tubes Airy is the lightest commercial rear carrier.

Lightweight titanium bicycle luggage rack Tubes AiryLightweight titanium bicycle luggage rack Tubes Airy